Over 220 people joined a protest in St. Paul on Saturday, September 27 to show opposition to the U.S.occupation of Iraq.
The protest, initiated by the Iraq Peace Action Coalition was organized under the call of "End the Occupation of Iraq - Bring the Troops Home Now!"
The response of people passing through the very busy intersection of Summit and Snelling was very positive. Hundreds of car drivers honked their horns in support and some passing by joined the protest.
The protest lined the sides of one of the busiest intersections in the Twin Cities area with large signs and banners.
"We want to be a visible public presence, to show that there is growing opposition to the occupation of Iraq," said an organizer.
The weekend of September 25-28 saw demonstrations in cities around the world in addition cities in the U.S.
Among the groups that have endorsed the IPAC call for the protest are Anti-War Committee, American Indian Movement, Merriam Park Neighbors for Peace, Twin Cities Peace Campaign-Focus on Iraq, Veterans for Peace and Women Against Military Madness.
Alan Dale, IPAC